Henrik Fisker is back in the news with another electric car company. Fisker Inc. (not to be confused with Karma Revero) is the latest venture from the famed designer. Aside from claims that the electric sports car will travel over 400 miles between charges, there won’t be anything to see until halfway through next year, according to a report from Bloomberg. “It will definitely be something that when you see it, it will look completely different,” Fisker (the person) tells the publication. “It will be sporty and spacious.” He hopes to take on the Tesla Model S with the first vehicle, which he describes as a spiritual successor to the 2012 Karma.
More than that, the company has plans to release a mass market model for under $40,000 in the future. Sounds familiar, no?
Additionally, the automaker is producing its own batteries under the Fisker Nanotech banner. Reuters reports that the batteries will make use of graphene — the material that’s capable of everything from treating spinal cord injuries to being brighter e-paper — to hit those lofty range goals.
The batteries themselves will apparently have some lithium in them, but won’t be like the lithium-ion cells like what’s in the Model S. And that’s where Fisker says the company’s future is: selling the tech to other manufacturers.
“If you want to reach true mass-market potential, we need probably, eventually, an OEM,” Fisker says. “We are having very superficial discussions right now with a couple of them.” Tesla, on the other hand, has its battery partner Panasonic building battery cells in the Gigafactory.
Now to see if Fisker’s historical smoke scares the likes of Detroit away or not.
The Original Fisker is back. I am very proud to be launching Fisker Inc. With a game changing battery technology.. pic.twitter.com/8RHvUWSqTq
— Henrik Fisker (@FiskerOfficial) October 4, 2016